The Hempstead High School baseball team is ranked in the new Class 4-A rankings from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. The Mustangs make their season debut at number eight and are the highest ranked Mississippi Valley Conference team this week. Iowa City Liberty ranked 9th is the only other MVC team in the 4-A poll. Cedar Rapids Xavier is ranked 6th in the 3-A poll.
Dyersville Beckman is ranked for the first time this season. The Blazers debut at number six in the Class 2-A poll.